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Old 05-11-11, 07:07 AM   #1
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New Biker from Minneapolis, MN!

Hey Guys,
I just wanted to jump on here and get a little feedback! I'm a relatively new rider, and jazzed to jump on the saddle and get going....BUT....

I'm looking for a good road bike! That is where YOU come in! LOL! Alot of you guys have been rockin' the road for awhile and have a good handle on products, shift levers etc. and I in DESPERATE need of a road bike. Although I do tons of spin classes I'm riding in the MS150 in less than a month & I don't wanna ride my mountain bike.

I'm looking to spend between $1,300 -$1,500 tops and I'm pretty sure I at least wanna run shimano 105's. I'm a 52, but with my extension mens bikes seem to fit a little better that womens. So far, I've been looking at the Trek 2.1 & the Cannondale CAAD 10.

INPUT NEEDED!! I would greatly appreciate all you veterans helping a girl out!
I'm really excited to get in the saddle and hit the road but I need to buy a bike soon, so send some info my way if ya have any outstanding recommendations! Thanks, everybody!
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Old 05-11-11, 07:16 AM   #2
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I'd recommend the Cannondale or Felt F75.

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Old 05-11-11, 07:28 AM   #3
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If your looking at a Trek, go talk to the folks at Freewheel bike near the west bank. Have a fitting done and they can recommend the right combination of components that work with you. You need to find a saddle that you will like and get some miles into it before you tackle the 150 or the second day may not go so well.
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